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Heian-style Long Hair

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Print by Yoshitoshi Taiso, c. 1880.  Click for larger image.

Floor-length hair was a mark of beauty for court ladies in Heian Japan.

Library of Congress Prints and Photos Collection

This print by the famed Japanese woodcut print maker Yoshitoshi Taiso shows a typical Heian beauty, with floor-length straight black hair.

Read more about Heian beauty standards here.

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